|Produced by||D. Saraswathi|
|Written by||Prasanna Kumar|
|Music by||S.A. Rajkumar|
|Editing by||R.T. Annadurai|
|Distributed by||One Land Arts|
|Release dates||24 June 1988|
Manasukkul Mathappu (English: Fireworks In My Heart) is a 1988 Tamil drama film starring Prabhu Ganesan, Saranya Ponvannan and Sarath Babu. The story is very loosely based on the English novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It is actually a remake of the blockbuster 1986 Mohanlal starrer Malayalam film Thalavattam, which was directed by Priyadarshan.
Shekar (Prabhu) becomes mentally ill after his girlfriend Anita (Lizy) dies because of an electric short circuiting accident during a rock concert. Shekar is admitted into an institution managed by a Dr. Nagaraj (Senthamarai).
With the help of a young doctor Seema (Saranya Ponvannan), who is Nagaraj's daughter, and an old friend Vijay (Sarath Babu), Shekar slowly regains his memory and mental equilibrium. He and Seema soon fall in love. But Nagaraj has already arranged Seema's marriage with someone else, so he opposes the lovers.
When Nagaraj finds that Seema and Shekar are adamant, he performs a surgery (Lobotomy) on Shekar that puts him into a state of coma. Vijay feels that death would be preferable to vegetative life and kills Shekar. He confronts Nagaraj and confesses to the euthanasia, but soon tries to kill Nagaraj for ruining Shekar's life. Seema overhears this and loses her mental equilibrium, but not before killing her father. She is admitted into the same institution as a patient.
- Prabhu Ganesan as Shekar
- Saranya Ponvannan as Seema
- Sarath Babu as Vijay
- Lizy as Anita
- Senthamarai as Nagaraj
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